Texas Pecos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Fort Stockton: Old Pecos County Jail

The old Pecos County Jail is one of the oldest and most imposing structures in West Texas. Built 1883 and enlarged in 1913 on the southside of the courthouse square in Ft. Stockton. Includes museum of local sherriffs and law enforcement, orginal 1883 holding cell, and mid-20th century cell blocks. Prisoners were held on the 2nd floor of the jail, while the ground floor housed various sheriffs, deputies, and jailers through the years until 2000, when the last sheriff retired and moved out. The building, owned by Pecos County, is under care and control of the Pecos County Historical Commission, which is in the process of creating a law enforcement museum. An excellent 55-minute historical video depicting the colorful history of Pecos County is available for purchase at the jail for $12.95. 


  • 101 West Gallagher Street
  • Fort Stockton, Texas
  • 79735


  • Phone: 432-336-6316

Hours & Fees

  • Museum is open Monday-Friday 1-5pm. 

  • Free Donations welcome